Introducing SOLIDWORKS 2015: Designed by You

By Bertrand

The world of design has changed in many ways since I joined SOLIDWORKS in 1997. Computer hardware becomes faster and more powerful every year, which is changing the way that our customers do their jobs. These days, engineers are required to wear many hats. When I visit customers, I often see situations where one person is doing work that would have been spread across an entire team twenty years ago, from designing and drafting to FEA and data management. It’s probably not a surprise to hear that these changes influence the development of SOLIDWORKS, and, in particular, this week’s release of SOLIDWORKS 2015.

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From the start, SOLIDWORKS has been a user-driven product, and relies on feedback from a global community of more than two million users to shape the future of the tools they use. It’s true that some users are more vocal and honest than others, but understanding and responding to this feedback—both good and bad—is important. Listening to end users lets us understand how our products are being used; our product team has to be 100% certain that any new feature or enhancement provides real benefit to the SOLIDWORKS community before it goes into development. Our user-centric focus has not changed in SOLIDWORKS 2015, nor will it change in the future. In fact, SOLIDWORKS 2015 includes more than 200 new features and enhancements, and 90% of them are the direct result of requests and other feedback from end users.

Our first promise was to “put the power of 3D on every engineer’s desktop.” But that’s not a big enough challenge anymore. Our new promise is to continue developing 3D solutions that let you to meet modern engineering challenges head-on. It’s not enough to focus on making the software faster. We need to give you the tools that inspire you to design products that change the world. SOLIDWORKS 2015 is one step to fulfilling our commitment. As we continue to develop SOLIDWORKS to meet new and emerging needs, we’ll also look to expand the power of 3D and push its capabilities to the limit. Your success is our success.

I invite you to visit our launch website to explore the powerful new enhancements found in SOLIDWORKS 2015. I am certain that they will help improve your everyday productivity, optimize your work process, reduce operations costs, and let you solve more design challenges. Let’s go design!

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What if Leonardo Da Vinci had 3DEXPERIENCE?

By Fred

Da Vinci Like buttonLast month was very active in the Da Vinci 3D Experiences community. We now have the 3 winners of the DaVinci 3D competition in partnership with HP, AMD, Scala Archives and the Clos Lucé castle. Overall, candidates built impressive, fully documented projects with great 3D designs and experiences. Congrats to all for the hard work and the passion to share!  :-)

The voting period now being over, the community elected the three following winners:

N°1: Nubevelo, the Vinci Wingsuit by Thibault WALTZER

DaVinci 3D competition WinnerAs a real innovation, Thibault decided to mix together two Da Vinci concepts: the Helix system combined with the Flying Machine in order to create the “Flying Pack”. Not only he reconstructed in 3D from the codex, but also he invented a new machine and designed it! Thibault is student at UTBM, Montbéliard France and learning mechanical engineering with ergonomic and design options. Read the whole Vinci wingsuit project story and see the photos & videos here. Thibault wins the HP Z Book and his model will be staged and displayed at the Clos Lucé Castle in France. Big up to Thibault!

N°2: DaVinci Scythe Chariot by Antonio CAMBEROS

Antonio from Mexico chose to design the Scythe Chariot in 3D. The idea was to comply with the Da Vinci codex while adding modern techniques in order to make it “real” and “working”. Read the whole article about the Scythe Chariot and see the photos & videos here. Antonio wins the AMD FirePro W7000 graphic card, congratulations Antonio!

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N°3: Leonardo Da Vinci Battleship by Alain DUGOUSSET

Alain, impressed by Leonardo ideas, concepts and paintings decided to model the Da Vinci Battleship. He made the complete detail design of the machine including all the interior mechanisms, canon guns and the generated the full kinematic. He even made the battleship in perspectives comparing it with a modern boat ! Read the whole article about the Da Vinci Battleship and see the photos & videos here. Alain wins the AMD FirePro W5000 graphic card, congratulations Alain!

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Please encourage all of them by having a look to their posts and projects on the Da Vinci 3D Experiences Community, comments and feedback are welcome :-)

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Infographic: Paris 3D Story

By Muriel

The story could begin like a tale “Once upon a time, men who built Paris day after day, decade after decade, century after century…”, but in our case the story is told differently. It goes back in time and shows Paris in 3D to live a unique experience that allows us to discover and understand how historic monuments have shaped this extraordinary city.

Whether we are visitors, readers, historians, experts, technicians, directors, actors or Internet users, we were hundreds of thousands aficionados have participated in the Paris 3D adventure. This great 3D Experience continues and offers virtual immersion into the heart of Paris at different times, ranging from Gallic period to the late 19th century. Famous Parisian monuments already digitized in 3D for Paris 3D will be regularly enriched with new 3D historic buildings to enhance the virtual mock-up representing the real World Heritage sites now shared anywhere at any time.

Although one of the adventure highlight was the live Paris 3D event on September 29, 2012 in front of the Paris City Hall with 15,000 visitors, films co-produced by Gedeon programmes, Planete+ and Dassault Systèmes, a book edited by Flammarion, and online and iPad applications are still generating growing public interest (Paris 3D video). As of today, the iPad application has been downloaded 130,000 times and the dedicated Paris 3D website has seen 350,000 visits. The attached infographic illustrates Paris 3D experiences where figures and information represent people involved as well as technical and historical topics. Enjoy the picture!

I confess that one of my favorite monuments in Paris is the Eiffel Tower, not very original :-) . What is you preferred one and does the 3D Experience increase your passion for it?



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